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A film about the trauma of womb-life and birth and a group of people who were able to reach a deeper understanding of their lives by re-living those early experiences. ... Read more
Using a variety of techniques, including live action, this film examines the mechanics of the creative process of making an animated film, and the relationship between the creator and his creation. ... Read more
A man misplaces a bag full of gold but doesn't seem to want it back. His reluctance to reclaim his treasure results in a spectacularly strange chase scene.---D/S Jean-Luc Greco D Catherine Buffat P Laurent Pouvaret L French w/English subtitles TD video/col/2005/13mins ... Read more
Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart is more than a visual biography. It is the only documentary covering the musician, poet and composer, the man who brought rock and roll into the avant garde. From the beginning, Reed's music has influenced generation after generation of musicians, including David ... Read more
This was Robert Faherty's last major film before his death on July 23, 1951, at the age of 67. It wa a worthy successor to his other great films Nanook of the North, Moana, and Man of Aran. ... Flaherty was an innovator, and had a great influence on the development of the film. Nanook was a unique ... Read more
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Francois Truffaut first came to the attention of the filmworld and filmgoing public when, in his first feature, he told the story of the childhood and early adolescence of Antoine Doinel (The 400 Blows) Truffaut's career now spans nineteen feature films and four shorts, on his own count, as well as ... Read more
Through the memories of the daughter of the great painter, and from his most significant works, comes a reconstruction of the image of Mafai, the unknown; both his most intimate aspect, and an objective view of the artist. ... Read more
Slightly modified cameras and processes are used in conjunction with editing, to transform commonplace, everyday reality. ... Read more
A Russian fairytale of two children who, aided by an eccentric old gentleman from another planet, overthrow a terrible ogre, his army of "Long-noses", and his principal henchman. "Eatalive". The illusion of fairyland is consistently achieved by a combination of unreal lighting, bizarre landscapes ... Read more
Think craft is for grannies? Think again. ... A seditious and subversive subculture is gaining momentum in Melbourne. But rather than wielding megaphones and placards, they're cross-stitching slogans on hurricane wire and constructing plush female genitalia from craft supplies. ... Following four ... Read more
"Man of Aran" comes closer than "Nan-ook of the North" or "Moana" to the life we know or our forebears knew, to our racial past. . . . The nameless man of Aran is separated from us only by the genera-lions that brought towns and machines and easy living to our own kind. He even speaks a language ... Read more
A church in Lisbon. A couple in their forties wanders away from a group of tourists. Suddenly the man collapses. In the mental health service his wife learns that her husband has suffered a psychological shock due to an emotional overload from seeing too much beauty in such a short time span. The ... Read more
A directorial collaboration between prolific writer/filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf (Kandahar) and his wife, Marziyeh Meshkini (Stray Dogs). ... 1992. Somewhere in the former Soviet Union. A man enters a lowlife bar. He sits and observes, not speaking. ... Gradually, the silent presence of this ... Read more
Culled from over 100 hours of footage shot over a 7 year period (1987-94), Mandalay is Maggie Fooke's already legendary diary film chronicling the campaign to save the ageing art-deco apartment block of the same name. The building, in which the filmmaker was a long-term resident, became the centre ... Read more
A major domestic box office and critical success, Manslaughter bears the hallmarks that have made recent Danish cinema substantial and constantly challenging. Fifty-two-year-old Carsten (Jesper Christensen) is a popular, much-respected high school teacher. He is married to Nina and they have a son ... Read more
Agnes (Molly Parker, Pure, in MIFF this year) returns to her provincial hometown to visit her chain-smoking, alcoholic mother who is returning home from hospital. Agnes, who had fled to Toronto years earlier with a dark secret - and battled her own demons there - is greeted with a cold shoulder by ... Read more
“Its own double bill - a response to The Passion of the Christ… a fantastic amalgam of Mel Gibson and Ferrara himself.” - Village Voice Tackling issues of faith and redemption in these cynical times, Mary sees controversial American director Abel Ferrara channelling his own persona ... Read more
A scratch video on the theme of peace. ... Read more
Acclaimed animator Don Hertzfeldt's latest offering, which premiered at Sundance, is made from tens of thousands of drawings and constructed entirely in camera. An exploration of time, life, death and Tchaikovsky, [The Meaning of Life] is an amazing portrayal of the earth's evolution over a billion ... Read more
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster USAAddiction, creative collapse, vicious arguments, emotional highs and personal lows, this phenomenal account of the life and times of one of the highest profile bands on the planet will rock the festival to the tune of 'The devil's music'.The formidable skills of ... Read more
A sand-animated version of the Kafka story about a man who wakes up one day to find that he has turned into a beetle. ... Critics Prize, Annecy ... Read more
With the outbreak of war and the bombing of Pearl Harbour, life changed for Minoru Fukushima. Only nine years old and Canadian born, he could not understand the events which were to make his life change so much. Forced by racism to flee the land of his birth, he was branded an enemy of Canada. This ... Read more
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